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Using the physical and social aspects of fishing, Casting for Recovery (CfR) has helped deliver healing to over 11,000 women battling breast cancer since the organization was founded some 26 years ago. A not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, CfR relies on donations from individuals, foundations, companies, and other organizations to provide therapeutic outdoor retreats at no cost to participants. The demand is high. “Unfortunately, we have many more applicants for each retreat than we can facilitate,” says CfR CEO, Faye Nelson.…

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Casting for Recovery (CfR) exists to help bring emotional and physical healing to women in all phases of their personal battles with breast cancer. Since 1996, the not-for-profit organization has planned and executed over 800 retreats serving more than 11,000 women from all walks of life. The medicine? Fishing. For women who have had surgery or radiation as part of their treatment, the gentle motions of fishing provide good physical therapy for increasing mobility in the arms and upper body.…

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Women Fishing in Waders

Casting for Recovery (CfR) was founded in 1996 with the mission of enhancing the lives of women in all phases of their battles with breast cancer. CfR not only connects these women with one another, it does so amidst the beauty of nature through the therapeutic sport of fishing. Over the past 26 years, Casting for Recovery has helped bring emotional and physical healing to nearly 11,000 women via over 800 skillfully planned and executed outdoor retreats. Casting for Recovery provides these…

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